VEON Acquires Strategic Stake in Bangladesh’s Leading Full-Stack B2B Commerce Platform, Shopup

Investment expands VEON's fintech reach into SME commerce VEON Ltd. and (Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), through VEON Ventures, has joined Sequoia Capital India and Flourish Ventures as investors in ShopUp, Bangladesh's leading full-stack B2B commerce platform for small businesses, becoming ShopUp's first strategic corporate investor. The investment enables VEON Ventures to support ShopUp's fast-growing digital ecosystem for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which form a vital backbone of Bangladesh's …

Infor and Snowflake Partner to Build Automated Data Warehouses with Birst Full-Stack Analytics & BI Platform

Birst integrated platform eliminates the need for separate ETL, data modeling, data prep & analytics tools Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced it is partnering with Snowflake, the cloud data platform, to help enterprises build automated data warehouses using the Birst full-stack analytics and BI platform. Birst is a single, integrated, end-to-end platform for building automated data warehouses natively on Snowflake, eliminating the need for separate ELT/ETL (extract,…

Esper.io Announces $7.6 million Series A to Offer Full Stack Development and Management Platform for Dedicated Android Edge Devices

Madrona Venture Group leads round Supporting First DevOps platform for Orchestrating Android Smart Devices Esper.io announced the closing of their Series A funding round led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from all existing seed investors including Root Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Haystack Ventures, and Pathbreaker Ventures. “Esper’s team brings years of the platform, mobile, retail and customer experience at Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft to this problem and their platform provides a clean end-to-end…

Octane11 Launches Full-Stack Platform For Multi-Channel B2B Digital Marketing

Launch Integrations Include MediaMath, Oracle Data Cloud, Intersection, Bombora and EverString; Initial Funding from MathCapital and More Than a Dozen Marketing and Technology Industry Executives Octane11 announced the launch of its full-stack digital marketing platform focused exclusively on the needs of Business-to-Business marketers. Incubated by MathCapital – the early-stage venture capital firm focused on the digital transformation of marketing and media – Octane11 helps Business-to-Business (B2B) marketers leverage…

Zoho Opens Up Its Infrastructure and Launches Catalyst, a New Full-Stack Serverless Developer Platform

Accessing Zoho's Deep Tech Stack, Developers Can Easily Build Microservices and Apps With Capabilities Inherited Directly From Zoho's Expansive Business App Portfolio Zoho Corporation, a global, privately held company that offers the most comprehensive suite of business software applications in the industry, announced the release of Catalyst, the company's visionary full-stack serverless platform for developers. Catalyst is a simple to use yet extremely powerful offering that allows developers to create and run…

Hivestack Expands to China and Appoints Troy Yang as Managing Director of North Asia

Global Ad Tech Leader Expands to Largest Out-of-Home Advertising Market in the World and Appoints Former SVP of Trade Desk to Oversee North Asia Hivestack, the global ad tech leader in programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising, announced the expansion of its business operations into China and the appointment of Troy Yang as Managing Director, North Asia. Joining from The Trade Desk, where he was Senior Vice President of North Asia, Yang will be located in Hong Kong and will hire a General Manager of China to…

Stack8 Announces Upcoming Major Release of SMACS Unified Communications Management Platform Designed to Manage, Automate and Control UC…

Stack8, North America's leading provider of Unified Communications (UC) Solutions, announced that it will release version 7.0 of its renowned SMACS Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) in Q1 2021. The company’s highly regarded UCMP seamlessly integrates with UC platforms including Cisco and Microsoft with advanced integrations to 8x8, RingCentral and more on the near-term roadmap. The major 7.0 release of the SMACS UCMP will debut new features and functionality offering advanced built-in business intelligence…

Mobile Ad Platform Mintegral Receives ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security Management

Mintegral, the programmatic advertising platform owned by Mobvista, announced that it has earned the ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 standard certification. By obtaining this certification, Mintegral has exhibited that their information security management and services have met these internationally-recognized standards. ISO 27001 is currently the most authoritative, rigorous and widely used information security management system (ISMS) certification. It performs a full range of assessments from the aspects of organizational…

Stack8 Partners With RingCentral

Stack8, a leading North American provider of unified communications (UC) solutions, announced a new partnership with RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, video meetings, collaboration, and contact center solutions. The partnership will enable Stack8 to offer RingCentral’s Unified Communications as-a-Service (UCaaS) platform to their large enterprise customers around the world. Additionally, Stack8 will provide RingCentral Office—a Unified Communications platform that provides…

Kameleoon Included as New Entrant in Experience Optimization Platform Evaluation

Kameleoon, the leading web and full stack experimentation and personalization platform, announced that it has been included for the first time in “The Forrester Wave: Experience Optimization Platforms Q4 2020”. In this evaluation, Kameleoon’s top scores were in the criteria of performance, platform integration, execution roadmap, and experience optimization technique innovation. Forrester Research Inc., selected and evaluated the 10 most significant providers specializing in experience optimization for this report. “The…

Full Circle Insights Rolls Out New Product Dashboards to Support Digital Marketing

Full Circle Insights, Inc., maker of comprehensive sales and marketing performance measurement solutions, has continued to focus on innovation this year, harnessing patented technologies and designing new dashboards for its Digital Source Tracker product to empower digital marketers with the Full Circle Method. The company remains focused on helping customers succeed in a transformed economic climate. In April, Full Circle Insights was granted U.S. Patent 10,599,620 entitled "Method and System for Object Synchronization…

Global Programmatic Digital Out-Of-Home Leader Hivestack Expands to Latin America

Hivestack drives strategic expansion in Latin America with multiple partners on the supply side, as demand for programmatic digital out-of-home is set for explosive growth Hivestack, the leading global programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad tech company announced that they are expanding sales and operations to several countries in Latin America including, Argentina, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Panama and Mexico. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, programmatic advertising has been on a…

Adform Sets a New Standard for Transparency & Efficiency With Independent PWC Review of Its Recently Launched Adform FLOW Platform

Adform, the only independent global enterprise technology covering all aspects of the digital campaign lifecycle, receives PwC validation that its independent and integrated advertising platform, supplies modern marketers with transparent and efficient tools. In May 2020, the digital advertising industry was rocked by a comprehensive two-year research project initiated by the ISBA and AOP in the UK. The research, which was executed by PwC carried out an extensive investigation that mapped the digital supply chain. The…

Terminus Introduces Unified Platform Enhancements

Terminus, the leading account-based marketing platform, releases new capabilities in the Terminus Engagement Hub that make sales and marketing more coordinated than ever. Recognizing that sales is the front line of any account-based program, Terminus has made it a core focus to acquire and build the solutions customers need to create aligned sales and marketing programs that drive revenue. This includes the acquisition of Sigstr to capture sales relationship data and insert dynamic, targeted ads in every email sent, the …

Contentstack Welcomes Translations.com as Its Newest Catalyst

Contentstack, the leading Content Experience Platform (CXP), announced Translations.com has joined its Catalysts partner program. Contentstack's Catalysts program is an ecosystem of industry-leading technology and service providers to accelerate digital experience innovation. In becoming a Catalyst, Translations.com will offer Contentstack users an all-in-one solution to initiate, automate, control, track and complete all facets of the translation process. "With this partnership, we continue to support our customers who…

thinQ Launches All-in-One Communication Platform to Power Voice & Messaging

Launching, thinQ’s integrated inbound and outbound cloud communications platform – thinQ.io – along with flexible APIs, deliver a "better way" to power voice and text messaging. Customers can use the Web platform’s new, easy workflows to buy, provision, and port phone numbers, create call routing profiles and trunks, and enable text messaging. Programmer-friendly APIs are also available to add and control inbound and outbound voice and texting features in existing tech stacks in minutes. Marketing Technology News: SAP…

Next Generation Video Creation Platform InVideo Announces $15M Series A

InVideo, the modern video creation platform that allows users to create high-quality videos for any form of digital media, announces a $15M Series A led by Sequoia Capital India. The round also includes participation from Tiger Global, Humming Bird, RTP Global, and Base. InVideo offers an intuitive, full-featured video creation experience for amateurs and professionals alike. The platform combines video editing and compositing in a browser-first solution, increasing accessibility, removing rendering time, shortening…

Video Creation and Editing Platform InVideo Raises $15 Million

InVideo, a Mumbai-based startup that has built a video creation and editing platform, has raised $15 million as it looks to court more users and customers worldwide. The startup offers a freemium web-based editing tool that allows users to create videos that are fit to be published on popular social media platforms (such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). It has amassed over 800,000 users in a year since its launch who have created videos in over 75 languages. Marketing Technology News: MagicLamp Software Announces Armand…

TechBytes with Marika Vilen, SVP Platform Commercialization, Global Identity & Fraud at Experian

Hi Marika, please tell us about your current role and the team / technology you currently handle at Experian. I’m the SVP of Platform Commercialization at Experian Global Identity & Fraud. My team looks after the global partner ecosystem for CrossCore, our flagship identity & fraud platform.  We also manage commercialization and go-to-market strategy for global identity and fraud solutions. With CrossCore, businesses benefit from a broad set of capabilities and expertise from Experian as well as from our…

Programmatic OOH Platform VIOOH Enters US Market as Report Confirms Critical Role in the Future of Digital Ad Strategy

Programmatic out of home (OOH) is set to form a crucial part of US digital advertising strategy going forwards, according to the annual State of the Nation report from VIOOH, the programmatic OOH trading platform, which is released. The report found that US respondents forecast including programmatic OOH in 51% of all digital campaigns in 2021, up from 47% in 2019. VIOOH’s report, which surveyed 600 executives from media agencies and advertisers across the US, UK and Germany during August 2020, proved that the flexibility…